Rewarding family medicine while penalizing comprehensiveness? Primary care payment incentives and health reform: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

Stephen Petterson, Andrew W. Bazemore, Robert L. Phillips, Imam M. Xierali, Jason Rinaldo, Larry A. Green, James C. Puffer

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Abstract

Family physicians' scope of work is exceptionally broad, particularly with increasing rurality. Provisions for Medicare bonus payment specified in the health care reform bill (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) used a narrow definition of primary care that inadvertently offers family physicians disincentives to delivering comprehensive primary care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-638
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice

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